Sunday, January 22, 2023

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C by Scaglietti

The car was recognized as the 275 GTB/C.
Ferrari built 3 cars in 1965 at a compromised weight. Chassis 06885 took a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 3rd overall. Ferrari then built a series of 10 more competition 275 examples with short-nose bodywork. Utilizing the production model’s wet-sump engine, these berlinettas were nearly identical to the standard road cars with the exception of thin-gauge lightweight aluminum coachwork, weight-saving measures, and the use of competition fuel tanks. For 1966, the factory developed the competition specs to a greater degree, building 12 two-cam cars with long-nose bodywork.
Triple Weber 40 DFI/3 carburetors fed by curved velocity stacks contributed to a 9.3:1 compression ratio, and the racing engine was mated to a magnesium alloy transaxle case via a large-diameter driveshaft. The 275 GTB/C was the last racing GT model built by Ferrari’s competition department, and two examples went on to take GT class wins at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967, earning Maranello three consecutive class wins at La Sarthe. After completing a nut and bolt refurbishment in August 2017, this beautiful Ferrari was then presented at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as part of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebration, and at the 2018 Cavallino Classic, where it won an FCA Platinum Award.
Many of the 275 GTB/C examples were aggressively raced, and with the model’s extremely thin-skinned aluminum, cars were often beaten past recognition by the slightest of collisions.

Chassis number 09067 claims an accident-free life with only two recorded races in period, and gentle touring use by its subsequent conservators. The car made $7.5m in August 2022. Here.